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Women more likely to die of heart attack if treated by male doctor – Study Women more likely to die of heart attack if treated by male doctor – Study

Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a wom...

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Nigeria recalls 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine Nigeria recalls 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine

The Federal Ministry of Health has recalled 2.4 million bottles of codeine containing cough syrup after a recent audit trail of the subs...

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BEWARE: 1.8 million people newly infected by HIV – UNAIDS BEWARE: 1.8 million people newly infected by HIV – UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said no fewer than 1.8 million people are newly infected by HIV, warning that HIV...

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Chinese university introduces new treatment for malaria in Nigeria Chinese university introduces new treatment for malaria in Nigeria

In order to tackle the dangers posed by malaria in Nigeria, medical experts from Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine China...

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₦720 billion disappears from NHIS ₦720 billion disappears from NHIS

Where is the N720 billion “invested” by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the last 12 years? Nobody seems to have an answe...

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Video game addiction now a mental disorder -WHO Video game addiction now a mental disorder -WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified compulsive gaming as a mental health condition.  

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Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

The United Kingdom is set to exclude medical staff from the government’s visa cap.

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Expert warns against killing rat with poison, suggests ways to eliminate rodents Expert warns against killing rat with poison, suggests ways to eliminate rodents

Dr Mutiu Oladele-Bukola of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has warned people against the use of r...

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 Mubi cholera update: 434 cases recorded, with 13 deaths Mubi cholera update: 434 cases recorded, with 13 deaths

he Adamawa Ministry of Health has confirmed that the cases of cholera outbreak in Mubi have risen to 434 with 13 deaths.The Information O...

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Two fleeing Ebola patients dead Two fleeing Ebola patients dead

Doctors have confirmed that three people with Ebola have fled the hospital in DR Congo on Wednesday.

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How breast cancer stays ‘quietly’ in other parts of the body – Scientists How breast cancer stays ‘quietly’ in other parts of the body – Scientists

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body, only to reemerge year...

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One egg a day ‘may significantly reduce’ risk of heart disease, stroke One egg a day ‘may significantly reduce’ risk of heart disease, stroke

Daily egg consumption may significantly reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke, says a recent study published in the journal Heart. ...

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Congolese players to undergo Ebola screening before playing Super Eagles Congolese players to undergo Ebola screening before playing Super Eagles

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Monday, said players of the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo would be subjected to...

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Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

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REVEALED: Why cancer is on the increase in Nigeria REVEALED: Why cancer is on the increase in Nigeria

Importation of fairly used electronics and technological devices has been linked to increase in cases of cancer, diabetes and other immun...

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WHO raises Ebola risk to ‘very high’ WHO raises Ebola risk to ‘very high’

The Ebola outbreak in Congo poses a greater danger to the Central African country and the region than previously assumed, according to t...

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Researchers develop chip to detect cancer in 30 minutes Researchers develop chip to detect cancer in 30 minutes

A research team in Taiwan has developed a chip with nanoparticles that can detect proteins related to cancer in around half an hour.   ...

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Nigeria at moderate Ebola risk – WHO Nigeria at moderate Ebola risk – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified Nigeria and other countries on the continent at “moderate risk of spread” of Ebola vir...

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Ebola is back, kills 17 in DR Congo Ebola is back, kills 17 in DR Congo

Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing t...

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Beware, processed foods contain bad cholesterol Beware, processed foods contain bad cholesterol

Dr Oluwabunmi Ogungbemi, General Physician at the Department of Family Medicine, Garki Hospital, Abuja, has warned that processed food...

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